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Spirited Wind Playing


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Foreword, by Peter J. Schoenbach
Introduction: Seven Core Essentials
Section 1: On the Air
1. Stand Tall: Posture and Balance
2. The Centered Performance
3. Breathing On The Air
4. Magnetic Tone Production: Head and Body Resonance
Section 2: Spirited Wind Playing
5. Embouchure and Powerful Projection
6. Get On With It! Warm-Up and Practice Routine
7. Deft Articulation: An Integral Art of Wind Playing
8. Vibrato: The Great Debate
9. Virtuosity: Dancing Fingers Lead the Way
Section 3: The Performance Dimension
10. Memory Made Simple
11. Winning Auditions
12. The Performance Dimension
Conclusion: Why is it So Easy to Put All This Together?
Key Resources

About the Author

Kim Walker is an internationally distinguished performer and teacher. She is currently based in Australia and serves as a Guest Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She has toured worldwide as a soloist, recorded with many leading orchestras in Europe and the United States, and has more than 30 solo CDs to her name. In 2012, after decades of teaching and performing as Professor of Music at Indiana University and, later, Dean and Principal Professor of Music at the University of Sydney, she returned to performing, conducting, speaking, coaching and consulting.

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